If you haven’t priced baby gifts in a while (or ever), be prepared for sticker shock. With $2,500 strollers and $300 highchairs on many modern baby gift registries, it can be difficult to shop within the typical budget. Because we all like to give impressive gifts, we’re offering the lowdown on the six best baby gifts under $50. For girls or boys, every single one of these baby gift ideas offers that “wow” factor — without breaking the bank.
1. aden + anais Silky Soft Swaddles
Quite possibly the most beautiful baby blankets on the market, aden + anais Swaddle Blankets are extremely soft and gentle on newborn skin. Your best friend will find a million uses for them as baby grows.
2. Freshly Picked Newborn Petite Leather Moccasins
Celebrities and mere mortals alike can attest to the fact that Freshly Picked’s buttery-soft leather moccasins are the ultimate luxury for baby. While the price for larger sizes can ring in at a splurge-worthy $60, the equally gorgeous newborn petite style is a perfect budget-friendly gift idea.
3. Milestone Baby Cards
Documenting baby’s firsts are so important to new parents. The charming illustrations on Milestone Baby Cards are whimsical and bright…perfect for all those impending Instagram and Facebook updates.
4. Boppy Pillow and Slip Cover
From nursing pillow to support for a newly-sitting baby, the ultra-versatile Boppy has a million uses. Although there are dozens of cute slipcover patterns on the market, the Seville—a Nordstrom exclusive—is a favorite thanks to its decidedly elegant, gender-neutral print.
5. Skip Hop Pronto Mini Changer
Until you have to use public changing tables, most people discount the importance of changing pad/clutch combos. Stay ahead of the curve and gift your favorite new parents the Skip Hop Pronto Changer. Diapers, wipes and—most importantly—a hygienic changing pad fit into one easy-to-carry wristlet.
6. Sophie the Giraffe Teether
Everyone loves a French import, and Sophie the Giraffe is one of the best! With its soft body and adorable features, teething babies are almost magically drawn to it. And in terms of gift-giving, the minimal-but-chic packaging is almost as great as the teether.